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Brazil: Indigenous people fight Covid and Bolsonaro

In this article Survival International draw attention to the impact of the corona virus on indigenous people, compounded further by persecution from President Bolsonaro. Survival International seek to amplify the voices of indigenous people, protecting their land and heritage.  Featured image: Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil © Agencia Brasil CC-BY-3.0-BR Brazil’s indigenous people are being … Continue reading Brazil: Indigenous people fight Covid and Bolsonaro

Indigenous Leaders Killed In Philippines Were ‘Red-Tagged’ Over Dam Opposition

In this article, written by Jun N. Aguirre and published in Mongabay on February 8th, 2021, he describes how nine environmental activists were killed by the authorities due to their opposition regarding the construction of dams. Featured image: Project description from the government homepage.  Image courtesy of the National Irrigation Administration JRMP Project Stage II  … Continue reading Indigenous Leaders Killed In Philippines Were ‘Red-Tagged’ Over Dam Opposition

Uncontacted Tribe Under Threat After Senator’s Secret Plot To Open Up Their Territory

This news article published by Survival International on  January 27, 2021 explains how areas of protected land is likely to be opened up for use with devastating impacts for the survival of the indigenous people there. Featured Image: Amazon Rainforest, Brazil Senator Zequinha Marinho is pushing for the Ituna Itata area of rainforest, known to … Continue reading Uncontacted Tribe Under Threat After Senator’s Secret Plot To Open Up Their Territory

Judge Refuses Injunction To Stop Sacred Oak Flat Land Give Away And Destruction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2021 Phoenix, AZ – This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan denied Apache Stronghold’s request for an injunction preventing the giveaway and destruction of sacred Oak Flat to Rio Tinto/Resolution Copper. Judge Logan said that Apache Stronghold has no right to ask the Court for help because they are … Continue reading Judge Refuses Injunction To Stop Sacred Oak Flat Land Give Away And Destruction

Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam: Greenwashing contested (commentary)

This article originally appeared on Mongabay.  Editor’s note: DGR stands in strong solidarity with indigenous peoples worldwide. We acknowledge that they are victims of the largest genocide in human history, which is ongoing. Wherever indigenous cultures have not been completely destroyed or assimilated, they stand as relentless defenders of the landbases and natural communities which … Continue reading Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam: Greenwashing contested (commentary)

DAPL Eco-Saboteurs Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya Plead Guilty

Climate activists Ruby Montoya and Jessica Renzicek  are pleading guilty in federal court in the legal action against their sabotage of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  On July 24th, Ruby Montoya and Jessica Renzicek released a press release admitting that they had carried out multiple acts of sabotage against the then-under-construction Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in … Continue reading DAPL Eco-Saboteurs Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya Plead Guilty

No Safe Space For Philippines’ Indigenous Youth As Military Allowed On Campus

DGR stands in solidarity with indigenous peoples worldwide. They are often decisive defenders of the landbase that is their home and also the most vulnerable people, facing endless attacks, harassment and genocide by the culture of empire.  This is an excerpt from an article originally published on Mongabay. The Philippines’ Department of National Defense has … Continue reading No Safe Space For Philippines’ Indigenous Youth As Military Allowed On Campus

To The Grandchildren

by The Invisible Warrior / Illahee Spirit Runners I have been asked to write a letter to someones grandchildren for the solstice. I think this fitting since i have no children. Sometimes i think of the movement as my children and is certainly a consideration when devoting to this path. 7 generations. To all the grandchildren … Continue reading To The Grandchildren

Why A “Re-Indigenization” Of Society Makes Sense

This article by J.P. Linstroth contains some helpful wisdom regarding respectful ways of relating to each other and Earth. We do not agree with the author that so-called ‘green’ energy technologies are solutions to the climate crisis. However, the article raises important points regarding human separation from the natural world, soil degradation, indigenous rights, continued … Continue reading Why A “Re-Indigenization” Of Society Makes Sense

White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men

Indigenous teachings are thousands of years old. People born into these traditions are raised into knowledge that those born outside do not—and should not—have. Do not steal from others traditions. Instead, research your own family history and connect to your own roots. This award-winning documentary deals with the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual … Continue reading White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men